Data Processing Units

  • Jürgen H. P. Hoffmeyer-Zlotnik
  • Uwe Warner
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After data collection, the data must be prepared, so that they can be comparatively analyzed. Data preparation takes place in two steps. In the first step, the national research teams cleanse the national datasets of errors that occurred during data collection. In the second step, the central project coordinators harmonize the sociodemographic variables and merge the national datasets to form a cross-nationally comparable dataset.


Data preparations Compilation of the comparative dataset 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Political ScienceJustus Liebig University GiessenGiessenGermany
  2. 2.Methodenzentrum SozialwissenschaftenGeorg-August-Universität GöttingenGöttingenGermany

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